Course Description

Study the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) at Deakin and you'll get out of the classroom and into nature, learn how to capture and handle native animals, measure the health of ecosystems, survey wildlife populations and develop conservation strategies.

This course is ideally suited to those who are passionate about wildlife and conservation as it focuses on 'real-world' problem solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. Throughout your studies you will acquire knowledge, skills and practical expertise in a range of areas including biodiversity, wildlife ecology, landscape, habitat and vegetation management, conservation, animal biology and park management. Deakin has a long history of offering specialised courses in environmental science. The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) was the first course to be offered in Victoria with a major focus on the ecology of wildlife and conservation. There is a strong focus on fieldwork and hands-on experience including a field studies camp in each year of the course, professional work placements within environmental agencies and extensive opportunities for enhancing your study with overseas study experiences. You'll participate in a range of hands-on experiences, including regular practical classes and extended wildlife field trips. Professional work placements are a feature of this course and students are encouraged to volunteer in local, regional and international environmental programs. This strong focus on professional skills development will prepare you for an exciting career in the industry. Graduates are qualified for careers in wildlife conservation and management, and in environmental science more generally. Choose from roles such as wildlife officer, conservation officer, wildlife manager, park ranger, project officer, environmental consultant, research scientist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,150 per year full-time, $27,450 total course cost
International Students: $34,800 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Starting dates

March, July, November

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 055286D
Deakin University Code: S393

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 64
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 75
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 98